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BIOC490 Dissertation

A supervised project involving original research and leading to the production of a dissertation.

This paper takes the form of an original laboratory-based research project under the supervision of an academic staff member that is conducted over two semesters. A final thesis is written at the end of the year. This paper is an essential component of the Biochemistry Honours programme but may also be taken as part of a Postgraduate Diploma in Science with approval from the Biochemistry Head of Department or their nominee. Completion of a BIOC 490 research project is required for direct entry into the PhD degree programme.

Paper title Dissertation
Paper code BIOC490
Subject Biochemistry
EFTS 0.5
Points 60 points
Teaching period Full Year (On campus)
Domestic Tuition Fees (NZD) $4,227.00
International Tuition Fees Tuition Fees for international students are elsewhere on this website.

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Limited to
BAppSc(Hons), BSc(Hons), PGDipSci
Enrolments for this paper require departmental permission. View more information about departmental permission.
Teaching staff

Professor Catherine Day


Textbooks are not required for this paper.

Graduate Attributes Emphasised
Scholarship, Communication, Information literacy, Research, Self-motivation.
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Learning Outcomes

Students who successfully complete this paper will demonstrate:

  • Effective analysis and communication of scientific results
  • Laboratory research expertise

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Full Year

Teaching method
This paper is taught On Campus
Learning management system